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I have windows backup failed because lock on EFI partition.

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Windows Backup failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition (ESP). This may happen if another application is using files on the ESP. Please retry the operation.

I have to stop real time protection and than run windows backup manually and it worked.

What kind of settings I should setup in ESET File security to prevent Windows backup fail ?

 

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The issue will be addressed in Endpoint 7.2 which should be available later this year. Not sure if EFSW will be available as well or later in Q1/2020. Does excluding the process that performs backup help?

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I am not sure if I can exclude all EFI partition. Can I ?

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4 minutes ago, Olo said:

I am not sure if I can exclude all EFI partition. Can I ?

You can exclude the backup process as advised above.

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I excluded wbadmin.exe and will see how it works.

Backup was working fine till 7.1.12006.0 update.

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I have the same issue.  it pause ESET then backup works fine.  I have excluded processes wbadmin and wbengine in ESET but still get problem.

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Just found the solution - in ESET Exclude the following files from the real-time scanning
    \Device\HarddiskVolume3\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
    \Device\HarddiskVolume3\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD.LOG

The number just after "HarddiskVolume" varies by environments.
To find it, execute bcdedit.exe from command prompt with administrator privilege.

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